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Posts by Gareth Lyon
Cllr Gareth Lyon is a councillor on Rushmoor Borough Council and the Chairman of the Aldershot and North Hants Conservative Association
Gareth Lyon: The opposition is trying to shift the focus from their local mismanagement to national decision-making
After having knocked on doors in six very different constituencies, across the South East, certain themes stand out. Social Care is one of them.
Gareth Lyon: By professionalising councillors, we are repeating Parliament’s mistake at a local level
Ever greater state funding is being followed by ever greater statism in political thought – and the decline of independent thought.
If there was genuine competition throughout the collection and processing sector we would see a greater range of products becoming economically viable.
And just like Kennedy’s successor, he must match a serious time with a focus on delivery, not just promises.
Just as high performing and well-led schools were allowed to convert to being academies, good local councils should have the chance of financial independence.
If we listen to residents and provide good homes, then development can be popular.
We have built up a rapport with the Nepalese community. The key planks of their culture are profoundly Conservative.
Gareth Lyon: In Aldershot and North Hampshire, voters have got more receptive. Why? Because Brexit’s out of the news.
So could the Government please try to keep it that way until the local elections are done and dusted next week?